We want our children to use Music as one of many forms of communication and expression, while increasing their creativity.
By actively taking part in weekly fun Music lessons with their class, children will experience a sense of group identity, belonging and togetherness, knowing that their part contributes to the whole. They will also benefit from increased self-discipline and self-confidence as they develop and contribute their ideas and opinions to discussions. Our pupils will learn respect, responsibility and co-operation by working with others to compose, rehearse and perform musical pieces.
Woodside pupils will learn to understand and appreciate the part Music plays in culture, both past and present, making links with home, school, the community of Hethersett and the wider world. Our children will improve their listening skills and will develop the language to talk about music structure and quality, increasing their aesthetic sensitivity. We want them to develop knowledge and appreciation of a wide variety of music styles and genres, developing preferences, and indeed dislikes. We aim for our children to enjoy and use music as a tool to enhance their well-being and fulfilment for the rest of their lives.
Pupils at Woodside will develop a repertoire of songs that they enjoy singing by themselves and with others. During their time at Woodside, pupils will learn to play different tuned instruments (glockenspiels, recorders and ukulele) as well as a range of untuned instruments. Throughout their primary years, they will also have the opportunity to choose to learn other instruments (violin, ukulele) and to take part in music groups (choir).
The teaching of Music at Hethersett Woodside is delivered through the scheme provided by Charanga Musical School, which is used in Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.